In Touch has learned that Sandra Bullock’s daughter‘s name, Laila, is a sweet tribute to her late mother!

“Laila is a Scandinavian variation of the name Helga — Sandra’s late mother’s name,” an insider close to Sandra explains, whose beloved mom died in 2000.

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The moniker seems to be the perfect fit for the outgoing 3-year-old she recently adopted.

“Like Helga, who was an opera singer, Laila already loves to perform. She’s always singing and dancing,” adds the insider.

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“Sandra wishes her mom had lived to meet her namesake,” the source confesses.

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